Woody Anderson

Ski Sport Innovator


Woody Anderson has had a multi-faceted skiing career. He has been a ski racer, instructor, ski school director, ski area manager, ski shop owner/operator and ski area owner/operator.

Woody began teaching skiing in 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah with the Deseret News Ski School. He joined the Brighton Ski School, Brighton Utah, in 1948 and served as the Assistant Ski School Director from 1964 to 1968. He skied competitively for the Armed Forces during the war.

He was the owner/operator of the Woodhaus Ski and Sports Shop in Brighton from 1966-1968.

In 1964, he became the Ski School Director at the newly opened Park City Resort in Park City, Utah. He was named General Manager of the ski area in 1966 and served in both positions until 1971 when he was appointed Vice President /General Manager.

He was the owner/operator of the Miner's find Ski & Sport Shop in Park City from 1963 to 1967. In 1973, he became the owner/president of Pomereile Ski Resort in Albion, Idaho. He was also owner/operator of Magic Mountain Ski resort in Twin Falls, Idaho from 1977 to 1984.

As one of the original founders of the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association, Woody served as the Secretary, Certification Chairman and President and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1962 to 1969.

He served as National Certification Chairman for the Professional Ski Instructors of America in 1968 and that same year was a United States Official Delegate to the 8th Interski Congress in Aspen, Colorado.